Definition of Jack the Ripper in English:

Jack the Ripper

Pronunciation /ˈˌjak T͟Hə ˈripər/ /ˈˌdʒæk ðə ˈrɪpər/ /jakT͟Həˈripə(r)/ /dʒækðəˈrɪpə(r)/

proper noun

  • An unidentified 19th-century English murderer. In 1888, at least six London prostitutes were brutally killed. Authorities received taunting notes from a person called Jack the Ripper, who claimed to be the murderer, but the cases remain unsolved.